Clackamas Water Environment Services now accepting grant proposals of up to $30,000 for watershed improvement

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The application period for the 2021 RiverHealth Stewardship Program Grants is now open. Grants of up to $30,000 are available to groups that seek to improve the health of watersheds located within the surface water areas served by Clackamas Water Environment Services (WES).

Community groups, businesses, schools, nonprofits, student groups, faith organizations, neighborhood or business associations, and service groups are welcome to apply.

The application deadline is April 29, 2021.

Preferred proposals will seek to improve watershed health, be visible to the general public, demonstrate a clear community benefit, and include one or more of the following project types:

  • Rainwater infiltration: installing stormwater features such as rain gardens, stormwater planters, pervious paving, or swales.
  • Streamside restoration: planting native vegetation, stewardship of restoration sites, or removing invasive plants along rivers or streams.
  • Pavement removal: replacing pavement with permeable surfaces and landscaping that restore natural hydrology and reduce stormwater runoff.
  • Education and outreach: education for school groups or the community on watershed health related topics.

Program information, the grant application, and a list of the 2020 recipients can be found on the WES Watershed Health webpage.

For more information on the RiverHealth Stewardship Grant Program:
Gail Shaloum
Clackamas Water Environment Services Grant Program Manager